Saturday, November 29, 2008
Charity was a sight. So beautiful....and happy.
And the ringbearer? Well....look at him! Isn't he handsome? Here he is below, giving Mama a HUGE squeeze.
It was a tiring day, but one of great celebration and happiness.
Congratulations, Charity and Matt! We can't wait to hear all about your life together.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
- Freedom in Christ found in the gift of salvation.
- My loving husband (and best friend)
- Our immediate and extended families
- Great neighbors
- A wonderful church where we can worship freely
- A warm, comfortable home
- Being able to spend quality time with my kids
- God's provision
- My husband's job and a steady stream of students each week
- The privilege of being a mom and watching my two precious boys grow
- The simple, everyday joys in life
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
I can't believe how fast these little boys are growing up. I look at those faces and my heart overflows with love and adoration. Having them home with me to enjoy each and every day is such a privilege and one that I don't take for granted. Thank you, Lord, for the gift of children.
Friday, November 14, 2008
"I don't know why God allows suffering, Corrie, all I know is across the blueprint of our lives, God wrote the word Ravensbruck....Tell them, Corrie - tell them that no pit is so deep that He is not deeper still."
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
I called him over to the area where we change his diapers and as I began the process once again, trying to count how many diapers I must have changed in the past two and a half years, I began to rant and rave about how tired I was of changing stinky, yucky, diapers, and how I wish he'd learn to go on the potty, and how sick I was of buying diapers, and blah, blah, blah. As if the two year-old cares.
All of a sudden, I hear a sweet little voice say, "Mom, do you want me to change Caden? I will if you want me to."
Guilt filled my head and heart as I thought about how silly it was to complain about this task. It is, after all, part of the job description.
I gently replied, "No, no Cody. It's okay. You don't have to do it. It's mommy's job. I really shouldn't have said that to Caden. I'm sorry."
Fast forward to tonight, just about an hour ago. I was fixing dinner, and all of a sudden Cody came into the kitchen and he said, "Mom, do you want me to put this in the garbage or should I take it outside?" I stopped and turned to see him holding a diaper. After recovering from the shock of it all, I walked in to see that Cody had changed Caden and even got him dressed and back in his clothes. He didn't just change a wet diaper. He had changed a dirty one!!!
Strange as it sounds, I was so humbled that Cody had done this for me. Without even asking, knowing I was working to make dinner in kitchen, he took it upon himself to serve his brother.
Now that's what I call brotherly love.
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
For HE is "the God of this city, the King of these people, the Lord of this
nation. He's the light in this darkness, the hope to the hopeless, and the
peace to the restless. Greater things have yet to come, and greater things are still to be done in this city."
May we all be on our knees like never before and may His sovereign will be done. Our hope is in Him, not man. Let's all get behind our new president and watch what God is going to do.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Let us remember to get on our knees today and pray that God would heal our land.
Let us not fear.
Let us walk in faith.
Let us proclaim Christ boldly with our vote.
Let God's will be done.
10 So do not fear, for I
am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am
your God. I will strengthen you and help
you; I will uphold you with my righteous